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Top 8 agritourism destinations in the world

By: Josh Lew on Nov. 8, 2012, 6:09 p.m.
Batad Rice Terraces, Ifugao Province, Philippines

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With diverse conditions on different islands, the Philippines is an ideal place for visiting multiple agritourism sites or focusing on a niche product. Tourists can visit a huge pineapple plantation for a taste of large scale agriculture, or they could focus on smaller operations, such as orchid farms, bee farms, and even small plantations that specialize in growing exotic tropical produce such as dragon fruit or papaya. The government of this beautiful Southeast Asian island nation is looking to actively bolster what is already a successful niche for tour companies and farmers. It is also known for its accessibility because English is a widely spoken (almost universally spoken in many places) second language.